Fall Out Boy is following in the footsteps of several other rock bands with a video game, but donÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t expect another incarnation of Rock Band, as Pete Wentz & Co. decided to go old school with their very own version of Oregon Trail aptly titled Fall Out Boy Trail. Wentz recently told RollingStone online that he was obsessed with Oregon Trail growing up and devoted a lot of his time to creating the bandÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s adaptation of the cult classic game. Fall Out Boy Trail was released Match 3 and is already popular among gamers. Rather than aiding pioneer on their oxen-led journey across the United States, users are asked to “Help the band survive a grueling tour across the country. Travel to shows, play your songs, and donÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t party too hard and get into trouble!” If a virtual reality isnÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t good enough for you, check online for Fall Out Boy tickets to see the band live.
Fans who make it to the end of Fall Out Boy Trail get Fall Out Boy tickets, and Wentz told RollingStone that the band has “a few more surprises” up their collective sleeve for those who beat the game. “The best thing about it is thereÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s no real reason for it,” Wentz said about Fall Out Boy Trail, continuing to explain that the album is another way for fans to connect with the band: “We donÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t make any money from it. We have Vitamin Water in it but we donÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t even have a Vitamin Water sponsorship.”
Fall Out Boy first began churning out emo pop confections in 2001, after emerging out of the unlikely town of Wilmette, a tiny suburb of Chicago. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz, drummer Andrew Hurley and guitarist Joe Trohman, the quartet came together after each band member was a player for various other Windy City bands and self-released their demo tape in 2001. In 2002 Fall Out Boy issued a split LP via Uprising followed by the mini LP Evening Out with Your Girl in 2003. Island Records took notice and gave the band an advance to record their proper debut album. Take This to Your Grave arrived in May 2003 and the band hit the road in support of the album, taking the stage at South by Southwest and other notable shows. By the time Fall Out Boy issued their breakthrough album, From Under the Cork Tree, in 2005, they were no longer an unknown emo band from Chicago. From Under the Cork Tree went double platinum and garnered the band the Best New Artist Grammy due to popular singles like “Sugar WeÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½re Going Down” and “Dance, Dance.”
After touring steadily and making ample appearances on MTV, Fall Out Boy didnÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t disappoint with their next effort, 2005Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½s Infinity on High. The album went platinum thanks to singles like “This AinÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t a Scene, ItÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s An Arms Race,” a path that their most recent release, Folie a Deux, is likely on as well. Released in December 2008, Folie a Duex peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned hit singles “I DonÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t Care,” “Beat It” and “AmericaÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Sweethearts.”
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